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Certain groups have collective rights due to historical and constitutional reasons

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What is true about all government policies?

They infringe upon the rights of some groups


Why do first nations have collective rights?

because they want to be recognized as ppl, and to give them special rights to say they were founding ppl of Canada Some people would have us believe that Indigenous People need a revolution in individual rights. That they need to be able to enjoy the secular wonders of colonial society - and know that, after 500 years of being kept face down as a people, they can finally have a chance to live "the good life". Indigenous People just can't have that sort of life right now, we are told by these same people, because of "collective rights". A recent article by Joseph Quesnel attempts to explain. The problem, according to Quesnel, is that "the collective wields power" over individuals, preventing them from exercising their so-called "principal rights". So instead of being able to fill out a human rights complaint or buy a brand new house, Indigenous People are forced to comply to the whims of "the collective" - which is to say, the Band Council government that control it. "First Nation governments wield extraordinary power in terms of housing, employment, health and social assistance that can make the people fear government, rather than the other way around. Individuals do not possess their own property, so the collective wields power over their lives," says Quesnel. While it's true that Band Councils have a strong hold on community affairs, a revolution in Individual rights is a poor and diluted way to address it.


Why do some groups use insider methods while other groups use outsider methods?

some groups do not want insider status as they may oppose govt all together or feel they will have to compromise their beliefs e.g ALF. however some groups are unable to gain insider groups this could be because of the methods they practice or their beliefs. governments generally do not like to be associated with controversial groups for instance groups associated with euthanasia. other groups may be unable to gain insider groups because their beliefs do not coincide with the beliefs of the government, this means that a groups status may change depending on simply who is government. so in answer to your question some groups choose outsider methods simply because of their beliefs and others may have to use outsider methods such as consulting opposition parties as they are unable to become recognised as legitimate by the government.


How did the PRI fulfilled some goals of the revolution but not others?

it accommodated many groups in the Mexican society, including business and military leaders, peasants, and while they were keeping real power in its own hands


Do offenders have a right to freedom of speech in prison?

Persons convicted of crimes lose some of their basic constitutional rights. They often have restrictions placed on freedom of speech. However, the courts have accepted some limits while finding others excessive.

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Why do some groups in Canada have collective rights and not others?

cause there gay


What is the relationship between the rights of an individual and the rights of an overall society?

There is none, If we chose to put ourselves in a situation where we have rights. then the point of view can not effect rights, A right can not be changed it can only be denied. there fore there is no relationship between the rights of the individual and the collective other then that the collective has the power to stop the individual from implementing its right if it chooses to do so.


Some common supervisor mistakes result in unfair labor practices (ULPs) to best avoid ULPs supervisors should?

Recognize employee rights under the collective bargaining agreements (CBAs)


What groups in society do not have access to social rights?

All groups in our society should have equal social rights but in some cases racism may affect that


What are some violent civil rights groups?

Black Panthers


Who has rights?

Citizens have rights to our country.


What limits are placed on our rights?

Some of the limits are placed on our rights, include inability to hinder the rights or safety of others.


What is true about all government policies?

They infringe upon the rights of some groups


A noun that refers to a group and may be considered singular in some instances and plural in others?

Collective Nouns


Do lots of countries have rights?

Yes, all countries have rights. Some have less than others.


Why do people have a responibility to respect the rights of others?

Some would argue that people have a moral responsibility to respect the rights of others. It would also be difficult to have a healthy and well-functioning society if people did not respect the rights of others.


What is the collective noun for a group of Alpacas?

Some collective nouns for alpacas are an inflation of alpacas, others are a flock or a herd of alpacas.